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Replacing Taps or stopping Drips With Ealing Plumbing Services

July 29th, 2011 by

We are a plumbing and drainage company based in Chiswick who serve the whole borough of Ealing.

We love the small jobs that people don’t get round to doing themselves such as a dripping tap. It can be very annoying having a tap that wont stop dripping, but can sometimes be¬†surprisingly difficult to fix.

The first thing to do is to switch the water supply off to the tap that your working on. Then you need to remove the plate covering the locking screw holding the tap head in place. Once you have unscrewed the screw you can then unscrew the cover over the spindle. Put these pieces safely as you will need them to re assemble your taps. Once you are at this stage you will need a pair of grips or an adjustable spanner. Place this around the hexagonal nut at the base of the spindle and turn anti clockwise. You will find that once this has been unscrewed you’ll be able to pull out the rest of the tap head in one piece. It will have a washer at the bottom which you should replace.

Clean this part thoroughly and then re assemble the tap in the reverse order. This should now have stopped your dripping tap.

If this does not work then you will need a plumber. We have been serving the Ealing area for many years and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Ealing is a large place but we know it well, and like to look after the residents of Ealing.

So if you live in Ealing and need your taps fixed or replaced then don’t hesitate to give Emergency Plumbing & Drains a call right now and we will be straight over to your property in Ealing.

Tel: 020 3 348 8037